Grant to grow Georgia’s behavioral health workforce
School of Social Work and the College of Education have secured a grant to grow Georgia’s behavioral health workforce. School of Social Work faculty member Jennifer Elkins will serve as co-principal investigator with Mary Frances Early College of Education colleague Bernadette Heckman. Other researchers on the grant include School of Social Work’s Orion Mowbray and College of Education faculty Rosemary Phelps, Jolie Daigle and Amanda Giordano.
The 1.9-million-dollar grant from the US Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will provide graduate students with innovative training opportunities through Georgia’s statewide Tele-ECHO Network, a resource housed in the Georgia Department of Public Health that virtually links interdisciplinary specialist teams to serve rural and underserved communities.
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